Monthly Archives: September 2009
This is a loose interpretation of Chateau de Chissay, a chateau I stayed at in France back in May for a wedding. It was gorgeous. I am glad I have improved enough as a builder to even attempt it. I have never built a castle before, so it was a challenge. This lot is also my contribution to Sunset Impressions, a Monet inspired neighborhood by the members of Builders’ Boulevard.
This castle features 6 bedrooms, a maid’s quarters, 5 full bathrooms, entry parlor, throne room, study nook, dining hall, eat-in kitchen, enclosed courtyard, and an art gallery full of custom art I had my sim paint. I know I am taking a huge risk with that as custom art like that don’t always show up correctly, but that space was challenge, so a gallery hallway was really the only thing I could come up with to fit the space.
This build took me a very long time as it did take me awhile to get it going. For a week, I stared at a blank lot, trying to build, but I just couldn’t. It took some encouragement from fellow builders to finally get the project going and to finish. I am pretty satisfied with the final product. I really hope you will enjoy it. Please note that this version has absolutely no premium items. I do plan on doing a version with premium items though as there are just so many appropriate items I could have used for this build, so look for it in the near future if you have all the store items!
I know it’s been awhile since I posted! I went on vacation for a week and then I’ve been sorta building blocked ever since I returned. But I think I’m getting over it a bit. I am working on a big castle project right now for Builders’ Boulevard’s latest Monet inspired neighborhood called Sunset Impressions. I am recreating a French chateau I stayed at back in May. It is coming along and I hope to release it before the weekend.
In the meantime, here is a small build for Week #13 Build-n-Share challenge — a house for Autumn Winters that is under 30k. Details of the challenge are here. It isn’t my fanciest build and I’ll admit I didn’t spend too much time on it since I’ve been working on the chateau, but I liked it enough to upload and submit it as an official entry. Hope you like it too!